1955 Chateau Latour - 750ml
Wine By Bok - 9.5/10 Stars
In my drinking history, I can probably remembered drinking at least 5 bottles of this gem. The outcome of various bottles were from perfect to not ready. You kidding me Bok, not ready? Yes, there was a bottle I drank about 2 years ago, still big and tannic, even though it’s firmly Latour pedigree. The perfect bottle I had was about 6 years ago, whereby the bottle was fully matured and so hedonistic every wine connoisseur that’s served with a glass still talked about it till now (when I pulled the cork using a Durand, the cork was not firm nor tight, it was soft and loose, thus there must be some micro-oxygenated evolution going on in the bottle). Tonight’s bottle was in between the two extreme, prim and properly behaving itself, bouquet of forest floor and slight vanilla oak which is so typical of Latour. Content is lively with relatively deep flavor, a very enjoyable wine. As such, one must have moderated expectation of an aged bottle as it really grow up with different stages.
James Suckling - 95 points
1955 is a vintage that continues to show remarkable depth and power, in part thanks to a near impeccable growing seasons, and this bottle of Latour did not disappoint. It was incredibly thick and rich with aromas and flavors of coffee, chocolate, dark fruit and shiitake mushrooms. Full body, velvety tannins and solid, solid fruit. Long and impressive finish.
Robert Parker - 94 points
A spectacular Latour, from a vintage that has provided many superb surprises (especially in the Medoc and Graves), the deep garnet-colored 1955 reveals some amber at the edge. It remains tannic, but its extraordinary perfume of smoked meats, dried herbs, cedar, black fruits, underbrush, and leather is seductive. It is full-bodied, with a sweet, intense mid-palate, plenty of power, and decades of life remaining. This is an under-rated, stunning Latour that may even improve.
Jancis Robinson - 18.5/20 points
Still amazingly deep ruby. Definitely old rather than mature on the nose but so heady it also suggests great voluptuousness. Very much of another era but some suggestion of lilies as well as balsam. Still masses of intensity and even some tannins as well as acid. Graphite and grit. Food, please! You’d be completely crazy to drink this without it. Mid weight. Long with grip. The empty glass smelt beautiful.
|Classification||1st Growth Medoc|
|Grape||Cabernet / Merlot|
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